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NO. 18 

Bidu Sayao Is 
Concert Soloist 

Met. Soprano's Program 
Includes Bach, Faure 

Madame Bidu Sayao, leading 
soprano of the Metropolitan Op- 
era Association, appeared as so- 
loist at the final concert in the 
Wellesley Concert Series last 
night in Alumnae Hall. Mme. 
Sayao was accompanied by Mr. 
Milne Charnley at the piano, and 
presented a program which in- 
cluded works by Bach, Mozart, 
Debussy, Villa-Labos, Faure, and 

Introduced to the United 
States in 1936 by Arturo Tos- 
canini, Mme. Sayao made her 
first American appearance as so- 
loist with the Philharmonic-Sym- 
phony Orchestra in Debussy's 
"Blessed Damozel." She was 
previously associated with the 
Paris Opera Comique, the Rome 
Royal Opera, and Milan's La 
Scala. Since her debut with the 
Metropolitan nine years ago, she 
has been acclaimed in the roles 
of Manon, Violetta, Mimi, Ju- 
liet, and Melisande, among oth- 
ers. It has been said of the 
famous Brazilian primadonna 
that her acting ability equals 
her beauty of voice, and she has 
become especially well-known 
for her interpretations of Mo- 
zart's Susanna and Debussy's 

Mme. Sayao began her con- 
cert last night with two selec- 
tions of J. S. Bach, "Les Ag- 
neaux Paisibles Paissent," and 
"Le Defi di Phoebus et de Pan." 
Excerpts from "The Marriage of 
Figaro" by Mozart and the aria 
"II faut Partir" from Donizetti's 
"La Fille du Regiment" repre- 
sented the two operas in Mme. 
Sayao's program. Subsequent 
works included Faure's "Clair 
de Lune," "Les Chevaux de 
Bois" and "De Fleur" by Debus- 
sy, and Mme. Sayao ended the 
evening with a group of light 
songs, "The Poet Sings'" by Win- 
ter Watts, "The Tea-Kettle Song" 
by Victor Young, "I Hate Mu- 
sic" and "I Just Found Out To- 
day" by Leonard Bernstein, and 
"At the Well" by Richard Hage- 


M. Van Doren 
Will Address 
Mass Meeting 

Mark Van Doren, famous edu- 
cator and writer, will speak at 
a mass student meeting pre- 
sented by the Boston Intercol- 
legiate Council for World Gov- 
ernment in the Sanders Theatre 
at Harvard at 8:30 p.m. Friday, 
May 3. His topic will be "The 
First Step to World Govern- 
ment," and following his talk he 
will lead a discussion meeting. 

All the colleges in the Boston 
area have been invited to send 
representatives to the meeting, 
but "anyone and everyone is 
urged to come," according to 
Doris Sommers '48, chairman. 
"This is one way that 1082 Wel- 
lesley girls can show that they 
meant what they said when 
they signed Call to Action cards, 
declaring an interest in world 

Tickets will be sold at the 
ticket booth today, tomorrow, 
and Saturday, and may also be 
obtained from World Federation 
representatives in each house. A 
chartered bus will leave Shake- 
speare at 7:00 p.m. the evening 
of May 3 to take interested stu- 
dents to and from the meeting. 
There will be a very slight 
charge for transportation. 

Mme. Bidu Sayao 

Window to the 
World Project 
Ends Program 

The six-week Window to the 
World project, aimed at acquaint- 
ing the students with the condi- 
tions, problems, and ways of life 
of the nations with which we 
shall have to co-operate to insure 
future peace, ended April 4. The 
project, sponsored by College 
government under the guidance 
of the United Nations Informa- 
tion Office, included special ac- 
tivities by most groups in the col- 
lege, lectures by authorities on 
various nations, and exhibits. 
The committee which organized 
it was headed by Marion Camp- 
bell '46 with Miss Margaret Ball 
of the Political Science depart- 
ment as faculty adviser. 

Among the organization activi- 
ties which were linked with the 
project were the United Nations 
Sports Day of the A. A.; the play, 
Night Must Fall, presented by 
Barn; the C. A.-Forum Confer- 
ence on "World Peace in an 
Atomic Age;" a religious forum 
and other discussions on "Re- 
ligion and the UNO." To aid in 
giving publicity, News announc- 
ed and wrote up activities and 
lectures; We had a special UN is- 
sue; Press Board publicized ac- 
tivities in the Vil; and Radio 
broadcast lectures and programs 
and a special program from col- 
lege girls in England. 

The collections made by the 
War Activities committee for the 
needy overseas were part of the 
project, as well as special pro- 
grams of the Cosmopolitan Club, 
Dance Group, Service Fund, the 
Slavic Society, and the Societies. 
Programs were held, or will be 
soon, by the departmental clubs, 
such as the French, German, 
Spanish, and Math clubs. 

The series of lectures, sponsor- 
ed by Forum, C. A., Neios and 
Radio, was an important part of 
the project. The speakers, sup- 
plied for us by UNIO, were the 
Hon. Andre Michalopoulos, Greek 
Minister Plenipotentiary, who 
spoke on "World Co-operation or 
Power Politics" February 20; 
Mrs. Jan Papanek, wife of the 
Czechoslovak Minister, who dis- 
cussed "Education in Central 
Europe Today" March 7; Dr. 
Alexander Loudon, Netherlands 
Ambassador, who spoke on "The 
Netherlands Today" March 13; 
Sir Carl A. Berendsen, Minister 
from New Zealand, who discuss- 
ed "Trends in the Pacific" March 
(Continued on Page k, Col. S) 

To'jotattXf GUeSt P ° etS Wil1 

Join in Festival 


News has received the follow- 
ing announcement from the Of- 
fice of the President. 

Professor Sirarpie Der Nerses- 
sian has accepted appointment 
as Professor of Byzantine Art 
and Archaeology at Dumbarton 
Oaks Research Library and Col- 
lection of Harvard University. 
Her withdrawal from the faculty 
of Wellesley College is a great 
loss but a high honor since she 
leaves us to accept a unique posi- 
tion of great scholarly distinc- 

Miss Der Nersessian has been 
a member of the Department of 
Art for 16 years, serving as its 
chairman for eight of them. She 
has contributed notably to the 
work of the Academic Council as 
a member of many of its import- 
ant committees. Her skill as a 
teacher, as a research scholar, a 
lecturer and writer has enhanc- 
ed Wellesley's academic life im- 

If Associate Professor Camp- 
bell is free to return from his 
war assignment next fall, Miss 
Der Nersessian will start her 
work in Washington at the be- 
ginning of the academic year al- 
though she will maintain a part- 
time relationship here through- 
out the first semester. When she 
leaves she will take with her the 
highest possible regard of her 
colleagues and students and then- 
affectionate good wishes for her 
continued success in her chosen 
profession of scholarship. 

Trustee Board 
Announces New 
Faculty Ranks 

The Trustees of Wellesley Col- 
lege announce the following 
changes in rank of faculty 
members, effective next Sep- 
tember: Miss Mary B. Treud- 
ley, from Associate Professor of 
Sociology to Professor. Miss 
Edith Melcher, from Assistant 
Professor of French to Associate 
Professor. Miss M. Eleanor 
Prentiss, from Assistant Profess- 
or of English Composition to As- 
sociate professor. 

Mr. John McAndrew, from Lec- 
turer in Art to Associate Pro- 
fessor. Mr. Ernest R. Lacheman, 
from Instructor in Biblical His- 
tory to Assistant Professor. Miss 
Roberta M. Grahame, from In- 
structor in English Composition 
to Assistant Professor. Seniorita 
Justina Ruiz-de-Conde, from In- 
(Continued on Page S, Col. 2) 

Club Stages 
Scenes of 
Greek Play 

Scenes from Sophocles' Anti- 
gone will be presented in the 
original Greek at the final Clas- 
sical Club meeting of the year, 
Thursday, May 2, at 4:30. The 
meeting, which is presented by 
the Greek Department and the 
Theatre Workshop, will be held 
in the Hay Outdoor Theatre, if 
•weather permits, or in Alumnae 

The performance will be open 
to members of the college and 
guests, and English summaries 
will be provided so that the ac- 
tion can be readily followed. The 
Chorus will sing their odes to 
original music composed by Miss 
Barbai-a Trask of the Depart- 
ment of Music, who wrote the 
music for the Wellesley perform- 
ance of the Agamennon in 1943 
and the Frogs of Aristophanes, 
given last year in the swimming 

Both cast and chorus will wear 
masks designed and made by 
former students of the Art De- 
partment under the direction of 
Miss Abbot. 

The production is directed by 
Phyllis Wendover, '47, a student 
in both Theatre Workshop and 
Greek 302, who also plays the role 
of Antigone. King Creon will 
be played by Dorothea Harvey 
'43, who took part in the produc- 
tion of the Agammenan, and who 
has just been released from the 

The cast in order of speaking 

Chorus— Anne Childs '47, Ger- 
trude Dole '46, Louise Dole '49, 
Phyllis Wendover '47, a student 
Dorothy Anne Freeman '48, Mary 
Jane Gabletsa '47, Ruth Kelley ,47, 
Joyce Orenstein '49, Erna Schneid- 
er" '48, Sara Smith '48, Patricia 
Walsh '48, Caroline Warner '48, 
and Gwendolyn Werth "48. 

Guard — Margaret Meriwether 
'47. Creon — Dorothea Harvey 
•43. Antigone— Phyllis Wend- 
over '47. Ismene— Edith Glass- 
enberg "46. Haemon — Priscilla 
Whitcomb '47. Attendants — 
Edith Besser '49. Elsa Ekblaw 
'48. Oboist— Margaret E. Craig 

Married Girls Can Live In Dorms 
If Agree to Certain Qualifications 

The foloioing is a statement 
from Mrs. Horton regarding resi- 
dent married students: 
To the Editor of the News: 

Several inquiries have been re- 
ceived about the policy of the 
College in regard to admitting 
married students to the resi- 
dences. Before the war no mar- 
ried students were assigned to 
dormitories. Obviously war re- 
quirements changed that situa- 
tion and of course those students 
now married and living in college 
houses will be permitted to con- 
tinue under the existing condi- 

The reason the College is in- 
terested in the marital status of 
its students is that marriage does 
affect the "chance of academic 

survival" which is very import- 
ant in a crowded college. As the 
Board of Admission selects can- 
didates it has to reject many ex- 
cellently qualified girls who give 
every promise of profiting fully 
by what Wellesley has to offer. 
The admission of any appreciable 
number of students who are apt 
to withdraw during the year em- 
barrasses the College by disap- 
pointing applicants unneces- 
sarily. Moreover, students who 
withdraw ordinarily request re- 
funds on their payments. If the 
refunds are refused, nobody is 
happy. If they are made, the 
loss to the College can be ap- 
Married students are not good 
( Continued on Page 8) 

Holmes, McCord, Bishop 

To Assist Speech Choir 

In Verse Readings 

Mr. John Holmes, Mr. David 
McCord, and Mr. Morris Bishop 
will be the guest poets at the 
Third Festival of Poetry pre- 
sented by the Wellesley Verse 
Speaking Choir. The festival 
will take place Friday, April 26. 
at 8 o'clock, in Alumnae Hall. 
This year's program, composed 
of light verse, will include read- 
ings by the choir of Aristo- 
phanes, Dorothy Pamess, Phyl- 
lis McGinley, and Ogden Nash, 
as well as works of the visiting 

"The objective of the Festi- 
val," according to Miss Cecile de 
Banke. Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Speech and director of 
the evening, "is to revive the be- 
lief that poetry should be spok- 
en." Each of the poets will give 
individual readings and will join 
the choir in recitations of their 
own works. 

Hathaway House Bookshop 
will present an exhibition of 
books in the foyer of Alumnae 
Hall, which will include all poetry 
on the program. During the in- 
termission the poets will auto- 
graph copies of the books for 
those in the audience. 

Mr. Holmes, assistant profes- 
sor of English at Tufts College 
and former poetry critic for the 
Boston Evening Transcript, as- 
sisted Miss de Banke in origin- 
ating the Festival three year; 
ago and will act as Chairman for 
the evening. His works have ap- 
peared in the Atlantic Montlih/, 
Harpers, The New Yorker, Scrib- 
ners, and other magazines. His 
book, Address to the Living, was 
awarded the New England Poet- 
ry Club Annual Trophy in 1938. 
Mr. McCord, who will follow 
Mr. Holmes on the program, was 
formerly with the Boston Eve- 
ning Transcript, and is editor of 
the Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 
and literary agent for Coward- 
McCann. The author of 14 books. 
Mr. McCord's works are repre- 
sented in 40 anthologies. 

Following the Intermission, Mr. 
Morris Bishop will present a 
reading and will join the choir 
in a recitation of his works. At 
present a professor of Romance 
Languages at Cornell Univer- 
sity, Mr. Bishop was Director of 
the Italian radio section of OWI 
in New York in 1942, and in 
1943 served as Chief of the Ital- 
ian and Balkan section of the 
OWI in London. For the past 
two years he has been attached 
to the Third and Twelfth Army 
Groups of the Psychological 
Welfare Division of SHAEF. The 
author of several books, he ed- 
ited A Treasury of British Hu- 
mor in 191,2. 

Past Festivals have also fea- 
tured distinguished poets, Miss 
de Banke declared. Theodore 
Spenser, Winfield Scott, David 
Morton. Leonard Bacon, and 
William Rose Benet are among 
those who have appeared at Wel- 

Those taking part in the Choi:- 
are: Dark Voices, Barbara C. 
Barker '48, Elizabeth M. Eddy 
'47. Dorothy Hams '49. Marian 
E. Lathrop '47, Marilyn Melvoin 
•18, Dorothy Pritchett '47. Dor- 
othv Rose '48, and Trudy Thomp- 
son '47. Light Voices, Const n 
Kruger '47, Marilyn Pearson M " 
Barbara L. Reade '47. Alice 
Rolph '46, Mary Marshall Root 
•47. Ruth Wanamaker '47. Joyce 
R. Weisman '47. Gwendolyn L. 
Werth '48, and Roberta G. Wy- 
man '48. 




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Now that the old college officers have re- 
signed their positions to the incoming officers 
for 1947, the new editors of the News would 
like to thank the old for their many sugges- 
tions and the good job that they have done. 
The News which they have handed over to us 
has a high standard which they have improved 
in many ways. We are proud of them and 
we are sorry to see them go. 

Even though we are proud, too, of the re- 
sponsibilities which they have entrusted to us, 
we are wondering if other newly-appointeds in 
the college organizations are feeling as shaky 
about their new jobs as we are in spite of the 
ice given us by our predecessors in our brief 
apprenticeship. We find ourselves wondering 
how in the world our first issue of News will 
get out, and, feeling just a little too small for 
our shoes we remind ourselves, for purposes of 
morale, that somehow it always does. But 
cannot continue on that assumption. The very 
fact that the News will somehow be delivered 
ry week to the dorms should not be enough; 
it should serve in a sense as a warning. We 
have a standard to uphold, as do all the new 
officers in the college, and we cannot rest on 
that which we have inherited. We must strive 
at least to earn the right to call it our standard 
also. Only then can we go farther. 

Meanwhile we will try to grow into our shoes 
as we arrange press schedules, make-up sheets 
and assignment lists. And even when we feel 

at they fit us pretty well we will still be 
glad when Mac, Nancy or Kay. or any of 
the rest stick their heads in the door with a 
needed word of advice at some hectic moment 
or when they come into the office for some 
friendly shop talk. 


For the present, certainly, Welleslej tmi I 
continue with some form of cooperative house- 
work. It has no choice. \- Air.-. Horton an- 
ced in her explanation of the 'u in-eased 
fees, the hiring of additional maids, even if 
were no objections to a second n 
is impossible; imply is no one to 

And is this a had thing? Amid a chorus of 

voice in p 

.'.uik qui i , "undi i 

working people" rated highest on the list of 
values of the present system. While waiting 
on table or taking telephone calls once or twice 
a week may awaken some hopelessly sheltered 
girl to the fact that in life people work, most 
of us, we agree, know it already; the part that 
counts, however, is not knowing it but doing it. 

Clearly there are desirable alterations which 
should be made in the present system. Miss 
Lindsay is chairman of an Academic Council 
committee to make recommendations in the 
matter. Since approximately 60 per cent of the 
upperclassmen returning questionnaires voted 
to substitute room cleaning for waitress duty, 
while only about 8 per cent definitely opposed, 
perhaps some change could be made here; al- 
though it would require inspection for sanita- 
tion and fire prevention, room-cleaning would 
be easily adaptable to the student's schedule, 
partly counteracting the chief "disvalue," loss 
of time. And obvious inequalities of wouk from 
house to house should be adjusted. 

Whatever changes are made, News feels that 
Wellesley should think twice, and carefully, 
when the time finally comes to make a volun- 
tary decision about continuing cooperative 
housework. In a day when people far more 
able than we are doing full-time manual labor, 
it might be a little disheartening to hear that 
Wellesley girls had decided they would like to 
be waited on altogether, thank you. 

Beyond the Campu§ 


Every year a large part of the student body 
reverts to its sixth grader days when confronted 
by the problem of room drawing. There's no 
way of getting around it, it seems. Dormitor- 
ies inevjtably split up into what people affec- 
tionately label '"cliques." Of course a girl in 
one "crowd" is always bound to break down 
and make friends with someone in another 
•crowd," and all kinds of problems arise. Peo- 
ple have shed tears, and we can't say we blame 

There have been many suggestions about 
changing the present system. One group of 
freshmen came forth with the idea of having 
each girl move on one number, take what she 
gets, and like it. This, it appears to us, will 
never work out, for a large group of people 
will always put down the same house. We 
are a gregarious people. 

We think that if there is any change to be 
made, it must take place within each individual. 
Some people in past years have shown some 
pretty immature judgment about room draw- 
ing. Two or three people will drum up the 
"perfect crowd," and will do their best to elim- 
inate those girls who are on the borderline as 
far as they are concerned. This sort of busi- 
ness belongs back in grade school. We can't 
just "leave people out in the cold." It isn't 
civilized. We must remember that the "per 
crowd" will eventually dwindle to a hand- 
ful in one corner of a large dormitory, and 
that its members are bound to run into out- 
siders now and then in the dining room or along 
the corridor. They are going to be "'exposed" 
to all kinds of people anyway. Why, when 
there is "room" for two or three so-called bor- 
derline cases, would it make any difference in 
their lives to be a bit more open-minded? 

Occasionally, a catastrophe will occur, and 
crowds will be split into groups. Worse still, 
one girl may find herself with such a high 
number that she is forced to apply for a single 
room in the middle of the summer. Naturally, 
we are sympathetic about this kind of hard 
luck. But when you come right down to it, 
there are a lot of nice people at Wellesley, and 
it isn't the end of the world if you happen to 
thrust mto a strange house. 

we are definitely in favor of the present 

hi of drawing rooms. You can examine it 

from angle, and no matter what changes 

are made, the college is bound to revert to type 

'" the neai future. We suggest that everyone 

who is about to be uprooted listen carefully to 

the Dean of Residence and to follow her advice 

clo eij as possible. We wish you all luck, 

veil, and hope that you will look forward 

■ year of contentment. To the present 

liman cla want to extend a welcome 

into uppi bouses; it will be good to get 

to know you. We hope you want to know us. 


by Virginia Beach 'ljl 
Head of Forum 

The question as to whether 
the Security Council should con- 
tinue its planned discussion of 
the Iranian situation, in spite of 
the fact that both parties have 
agreed to its withdrawal from 
the Agenda, is one of the most 
important decisions that the Or- 
ganization has been called upon 
to make up to the present time. 
Much of the future power and 
significance of UN will depend 
upon the course of action that 
is in this case. 

Several weeks ago the Secur- 
ity Council upon due considera- 
tion did decide to investigate 
the charge that the Soviet 
Union by continuing to hold her 
troops in Iranian territoiy after 
she had agreed to withdraw 
them, was a threat to the peace 
of the world. In view of the 
Russian pledge to remove her 
army by May 6th, however, the 
Council agreed to wait until 
that date to hear a report from 
both states on the conditions 
then existing. Russia last week 
again demanded that the whole 
issue be removed from the 
Agenda, and Iran this time con- 
sented to the Soviet demand (al- 
though only after considerable 
pressure had been brought to 
bear on the Teheran govern- 
ment). Thus Andre Gromyko's 
contention that there is now no 
justifiable reason for delving 
further into the situation . . . 
that it could not possibly be con- 
ceived as a threat to the peace 
when an agreement between the 
two states involved on all es- 
sential points has now been 
reached . . . does have some- 
thing to be said for it. 

There are principles involved, 
however, which are of far more 
importance to the future power 
and effectiveness of UN than 
this statement alone would in- 
dicate. The real issues at stake 
— and vital ones — are, firstly, 
whether or not the United Na- 
tions shall be turned into mere- 
ly a convenient instrument for 
carrying out of Big Power de- 
cisions privately arrived at, or 
whether it may continue to be, 
what most of its makers fervent- 
ly hoped that it would be, an 


instrument of true collective ac- 
tion where all nations, large 
and small, had the right to 
be heard; and secondly wheth- 
er or not any power has the 
right to arbitrarily paralyze 
any discussion of the Council 
by absenting itself when a 
question — which for any reason 
was distasteful to it— was 
brought forward. If the Secur- 
ity Council now reverses the de- 
cision it made several weeks 
ago to receive reports on the 
Iranian situation, with no evi- 
dence but a statement from the 
parties that the conditions now 
are so completely changed that 
they could not possibly be a 
threat to the peace, it will con- 
vict this body of having made 
an ungrounded and foolish reso- 
lution with no justification what- 
soever, and will certainly dras- 
tically cripple its power in the 
future. It will mean in practice 
that any course of action once 
decided upon by the Council 
may be reversed at any time 
if enough pressure from a big 
power is exerted. 

It is for these reasons that 
the smaller nations (with the 
exception of Poland) have been 
so firm and united in their op- 
position to the removal of the 
Iranian case from the Agenda. 
They have vehemently and con- 
sistently pointed out that Rus- 
sia's claim that a discussion of 
the case by the Council is il- 
legal because her side was not 
heard when the issue was de- 
cided, is not justifiable when the 
Soviet Union had every chance 
to avail herself of the oppor- 
tunity and deliberately did not 
do so; and that such a claim 
if carried to its logical conclu- 
sion would mean that any big 
power could prevent the Coun- 
cil's discussing anything by 
merely taking a walk! 

We feel that the smaller na- 
tions in this case are right, and 
that this practical extension of 
the veto power to every con- 
ceivable matter would actually 
make the United Nations com- 
pletely incompetent and unable 
to prevent any threat to the 
peace whatsoever. 

Married Students - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
risks so far as permanency of 
residence is concerned. They are 
more subject to conflicting loy- 
alties than are most students 
and if husband gets sick or moves 
away or requires expert house- 
keeping, college frequently loses 
in competition. The percentage 
of married students who with- 
draw from residence during a 
term is higher than that of un- 

Moreover, married students 
have legitimate claims on their 
leisure time which frequently 
leads to requests for special treat- 
ment. "May my husband come 
to my room?" — and this compli- 
cates the neighbors privacy. 
"Since Sunday is the only time 
I can be with my husband, may 
I exchange my weekend house 
job?" — and this burdens the rest 
of the household. 

Selection of married students 
in preference to unmarried ones 
is risky. The policy of the Col- 
lege reflects that risk and asks 
students contemplating matri- 
mony before graduation to share 
it with the College as follows: 

Married students may be given 
permission by the Class Dean 
and the Dean of Residence to 
live in college houses provided 
(a) that they can pay the full 
semester fees in advance, not 
on the partial payment plan re- 
cently introduced to permit di- 
vided payments throughout the 
semester; (b) that they agree in 
advance that there will be no re- 
fund if withdrawal is caused 
by conditions directly related to 
their marriage; (c) that they 
agree to ask no special favors 
for their husbands which would 
not be possible for other men; 

Free Press 

To the Editor: 

Because of the great confusion 
and unpleasantness which are 
sometimes aroused^ at crowded 
lectures in Pendleton, we would 
like to suggest the following 
plan — 

1. The departments sponsoring 
and/or requiring attendance at a 
lecture should distribute tickets 
to their faculty members and 

2. The remaining faculty mem- 
bers, students, and guests should 
be admitted no more than 15 
minutes before the beginning of 
a lecture. To prevent confusion 
at this time, only one door to the 
room should be opened. 

3. The practice of saving seats 
should be completely abolished. 

4. The above regulations should 
apply only to lectures which are 
likely to attract a very large 
number of people. 

Respectfully submitted by, 

Nancy Shapiro '48, Jeanne Lacham, '48 
Ji mi 10. Flske '48, Elizabeth Alden MS 

(d) that their record indicates 
that they will not be a nuisance 
by asking special favors for them- 
selves on the ground of their 

Wellesley College has no ob- 
jection to matrimony. It does 
see difficulties in the way of 
combining it with undergraduate 
education in a residential col- 
lege. By making it costly to 
change plans in mid-term, we 
hope we are safeguarding stud- 
ents from reckless assumption 
of more responsibilities than they 
are ready to assume. 

Mildrec' McAfee Horton 
(Mrs. Douglas Horton) 


Mrs. Horton Explains '46 Prepared Mrs. Horton Finds Food Problem 

Tuition Rise at Meeting For Traditional 

Increased Operating Costs Means College Now 
Operating at Deficit; Housework to Continue 

"This eleventh hour announce- 
ment concerning the $150 in- 
crease in fees is a result of a 
hope that it might not need to 
be made at all. I am now con- 
vinced that it is necessary," Pres- 
ident Horton told the student 
body at an all-college meeting 
April 17 in Alumnae Hall. 

The college is running at an 
operating deficit of $67,000 this 
year. This money has been taken 
from a reserve fund built up 
from balances of other years and 
from gifts, but most gifts are 
not made for running expenses. 
According to Mrs. Horton, the 
college costs approximately two 
million dollars to run. Seventy- 
five percent of this comes from 
student fees and the other 
twenty-five percent from invest- 
ments. The funds on hand are 
not large enough to meet the in- 
creased cost of labor, food, fac- 
ulty and clerical salaries, and al- 
though an endowment drive is 
being conducted, the increase in 
foes has become necessai'y in or- 
der to keep up the academic 
standing of the college. 

"Since 1939 the rise in prices 
has been fabulous," Mrs. Horton 
explained. "The cost of running 
the power house is ninety percent 
greater; the infirmary 31.2 per- 
cent; maintenance of buildings 
63.9 percent; dormitory provision 

31.2 percent; dormitory operation 

40.3 percent. Due to a change 
in wages we will have to pay 
present employees .$'18,000 more, 
and even though faculty salaries 
are comparable in scale to other 
women's colleges, the beginning 
salary for an instructor is $1000 
less than the minimum required 
for a family of two to live in the 
village of Wellesley." 

"However," added Mrs. Horton, 
"the increased fee will not insure 
increased service nor guarantee 
improved facilities. It means 
that we need not emerge five 
years hence with no reserve for 
emergencies or long range major 

It is hoped that no girl will 
have to withdraw from Wellesley 
because of the additional $150. 
Every effort will be made to 
take care of such students 
through scholarship funds which 
are figured as a part of operat- 
ing costs. 

This issue of fees brought up 
the question of plans for domes- 
tic work. "In all sincerity we 
adopted it as a war emergency. 
Now it looks as though these 
buildings must be operated (like 
private houses) with less than 
customary help. The family does 
the work. Even if we could get 
the maids, it would necessitate 

Mary Lou Maclsaac and 
Ida Harrison Tie for Prize 

Owing to the equal standard 
of excellence in the top contes- 
tants for the Fiske Prize, fifty 
dollars has been awarded to Ida 
Harrison '46 and to Mary Lou 
Maclsaac '46 according to Miss 
Cecile de Bank, chairman of the 
Department of Speech. 


French Resistance Editor 

Will Discuss Literature 

M. Albert Camus, well-known 
young French dramatist, novel- 
ist and journalist, will discuss 
Literature Francaise D'Aujourd'- 
Hni Monday, April 29, at 4:40 in 
Pendleton Hall. 

During the resistance move- 
ment, M. Camus and his associ- 
ates founded the clandestine pa- 
per Combat, extracts from which 
have appeared in News. Until 
his resignation recently, M. Ca- 
mus was the editor of this pub- 

M. Camus has written he 
Mtithc dc Sisyphc, Essai, and 
L'Etranger, a novel which will 
appear in English this spring. 
His plays include Lc Malentendu, 
and Caligula, which is now being 
given in Paris. 

a raise of $225 instead of $150 
to pay the maids," explained 
Mrs. Horton. 

In connection with the work 
problem, Mrs. Horton called on 
Dean Lindsay to explain the re- 
sults of the questionnaires on 
work returned by sixty-four per- 
cent of the college. Both fresh- 
men and upperclassmen felt that 
the greatest disvalue was time 
lost and second in importance 
was the feeling of pressure. On 
the other side both agreed that 
better understanding of working 
people was the greatest value, 
but freshmen felt that the next 
most important value was cul- 
tivation of responsibility, while 
upperclassmen valued friendship 
outside the group in second place. 
Thirty-two percent voted that the 
values outweighed the disvalues. 
Fifty-two percent voted in the 
opposite manner. Of the entire 
college twenty girls wanted to do 
seven hours of paid work a week; 
137 said they probably would; 
663 said certainly not. 

History Lecture 
By Rosenstock 

On 'Revolutions' 

E u g e n Rosenstock - Huessy, 
professor of Social Philosophy at 
Dartmouth College, will speak 
on the "Rhythm of Revolutions" 
at a lecture sponsored by the 
Department of History, Monday, 
April 29 at 7:30 in Pendleton Hall. 

Born in Germany, Professor 
Rosenstock-Huessy attended the 
Universities of Zurich, Berlin, 
and Heidelberg. He was profes- 
sor of History of Law and Soci- 
ology at the University of Bres- 
lau from 1923 to 1933 and in 
1927 was also Visiting Lecturer 
at Oxford University, England. 
After coming to the United 
States in 1933, Professor Rosen- 
stock-Huessy was Lecturer at 
Harvard from 1933 to 1936 
where he delivered the Lowell 
Series of Lectures. He has been 
at Dartmouth since that time. 

In addition to several German 
publications, Professor Rosen- 
stock-Huessy is the author of 
"Out of Revolution — An Auto- 
biography of Western Man." 

Faculty Ranks ■ 

(Continued from Page 1) 
structor in Spanish to Assistant 

Elizabeth Eiselen. Assistant 
Professor of Geology and Ge- 
ography, has been appointed 
Dean of the Class of 1949. 

Carol M. Roehm, Instructor in 
Spanish, will assume the addi- 
tional responsibility of Advisor 
to Foreign Students. 

In the College Library, Agnes 
L. Regan will become Readers' 
Librarian; Winifred Hennig, Cat- 

Two transfers will be made 
amongs the heads of houses: 
Mrs. Margaret C. Myers to Olive 
Davis Hall, Mrs. Helen F. Rob- 
ertson to Munger Hall. 


Hal Reeves Will Play 
For '48 Dance May 18th 

Hal Reeves will furnish the 
music at the Sophomore dance 
to be held in Alumnae Hall May 
18, it was announced at the soph- 
omore class meeting April 18. 
The dance will be semi-formal 
and tickets are $1.80. 

At the same meeting plans 
were discussed for May Day 
blotter formations to be led by 
Teddy Looney and designed by 
Prue Brewer. 

May Day Race 

With hoops in hand, seniors 
participating in the traditional 
May Day Hoop Race, will stream 
down Severance Hill at 7:15 a. m. 
Wednesday, May 1. Sophomores 
may start saving places for their 
big sisters at 5:00 a. m. Hester 
Spencer, as Vice-President of the 
Junior Class, is Chairman of 
May Day. 

Unless an unscheduled baby 
carriage race for married seniors 
takes place, the Freshmen will 
lead the classes to Chapel to the 
rhythm of '46's marching song. 
At the Chapel steps, the bride's 
bouquet will be presented to the 
winning senior by Nancy Dunn, 
President of the Senior Class. 

As the college assembles on 
Severance Green after Chapel, 
the sophomores will form '46's 
numerals. 182 sophomores, under 
the direction of Prue Brewer, will 
then perform their blotter for- 
mation. According to Miriam 
Looney, Sophomore Chairman of 
May Day, blotter formation this 
year will be "bigger and better 
than ever," combining new ef- 
effects and "carrying on the 
ideas of last year, the first time 
squares and overlapping of 
colors were dispensed with." 
Songs composed by Marion Ord, 
'48, and led by Mary Snelling '48, 
will accompany blotter forma- 

The May Day ceremony is a 
tradition which originated in 
1895 when senors, wishing to 
celebrate the arrival of spring, 
obtained hoops from Boston 
dressed in their caps and gowns 
and rolled the hoops from the 
original cottage to College Hall. 
Within a few years, the Welles- 
ley May Day ceremony had de- 
veloped into an elaborate country 
fair that put Wellesley girls into 
the syndicated press all over the 
country. It lasted all morning 
with decorated booths, jesters, 
and organ-grinders. In 1931 the 
May Day ceremony was modified 
because its date was so close to 
that of Tree Day. 

The seniors will carry out the 
traditional hoop-rolling contest 
of 1885, except that their skirts 
will have been hemmed, and 
their "mortar boards" will have 
been tied on by their little 
sisters, a custom that developed 
for the sake of convenience. 

In Japan Critical, Urges all Help, 
Sees GI as Good Ambassadors 

"Any provision which will in- 
sure the sending of more food 
supplies to the rest of the world 
should be tried. We have no 
right to object to rationing," 
stated Mrs. Horton, discussing 
the food situation as she had ob- 
served it during her recent trip 
to Japan. 

She explained that the United 
States Army and the Japanese 
under its auspices are well fed 
by government imported food. 
General MacArthur, however, has 
warned that there will be a short- 
age in the spring unless supplies 
can be sent to relieve the situa- 

Mrs. Horton described the 
plight of an acquaintance of hers 
over there which she felt was an 
illustration of the real situation 
regarding the food shortage. 

"A wealthy, privileged per- 
son of high social station, had 
recently entertained foreign vis- 
itors and now had one day's 
rice supply for her family to 
last 10 days," she said. They 
will be forced to live on the vege- 
tables allotted to them which 
she described as "certainly not 

"The difference in dietary 
slandards is an added compli- 
cation to the problem," she con- 
tinued. "At present no GI's are 
allowed to eat in public restau- 

Theater Workshop to Give 
First of Series of Drama 

The students of Theater Work- 
shop, under the direction of Mr. 
Frederick Jessner, will present 
three one-act plays on the eve- 
ning of Friday, May 3 on the 
stage of the Theater Workshop. 
The plays, produced by members 
of the class, are Famed Oak 
by Noel Coward, directed by 
Mary Lou Maclsaac '46, Rid- 
ers To The Sea by Synge, di- 
rected by Constance Chick '47, 
and // Men Played Cards As 
Women Do by George Hauf- 
man, under the direction of Mar- 
jorie Hopkins '48. 

These plays are the first in a 
series of twelve to be produced 
by the members of the Theater 
Workshop class. The others will 
be given on the evenings of May 
10, 21 and 24. 



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than that must be done to help." 
Speaking of the GI's that she 
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Student String Concert 

Students of violin and violin- 
cello will present their annual 
recital Sunday, April 28, at 4:00 
in Billings Hall under the auspic- 
es of the Department of Music. 
Mildred Nickel '48, Margaret 
Torbert '46, and Ruth May '49, 
will present violin solos, and 
Louise Carroll '49, and J. Mar- 
garet Jones '48, will present 
'cello solos. They will be accom- 
panied by Margaret French '46, 
Phillis King '48, Dorothy Rose 
•48 and Sandra Pletman '49. 

The program consists of the 
following numbers: 
Sonata in F major Correlli 

Elegie Faure 

Romance in F major Beethoven 
Prelude and Gavotte from the 

Partita in E major Bach 

Le Cygne Saint-Saens 

Concerto in E major Nardini 

chronic difficulty with occupation 
forces is showing itself," she 
said. She explained that the 
GI is frequently unwilling to ac- 
cept oriental customs and he 
tries therefore to replace them 
with our ways. 

A GI walking hand in hand 
down the street with a Japanese 
woman is a perplexing sight to 
a Japanese man and even many 
a woman who, not used to such 
conduct, cannot understand it. 
"They have been warmly wel- 
comed, however, and may be con- 
sidered as excellent ambassadors 
of American goodwill," Mrs. Hor- 
ton declared 

Mrs. Horton was particularly 
impressed by the attitude of the 
Japanese women who had been 
foreign students. They seem to 
feel that "this is the time in 
their national history when it is 
important for them to take 
special leadership," she said. 
The Organization of University 
Women which includes graduates 
of Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holy- 
oke, Barnard, Wellesley and 
many other United States col- 
leges and universities has formed 
for that purpose. Mrs. Horton was 
encouraged by the fact that they 
are "really trying to find a way 
to rebuild their countiy which 
has such a great need of their 

Mrs. Horton stressed the urg- 
ent need for willing and capable 
workers to go to Japan to help 
in the reeducational program 
though there is at present no 
general policy concerning this 
type of program. She hopes that 
public opinion will be roused to 
the need. Any girls who are ta- 
sted are urged to write to 
the Far East Section of Cul- 
tural Relations of the State De- 
partment in Washington. 

College Notes 

il, ins Am. Fish' i Glen 

Vedder Dorflinger, M.I.T 

Barbara Gormley '47, to Lt Milton 
M. A '• ' " 

Constance H. Chick '17, '" v * 
worth Dutton Shep ■<■ J? 

Domiiiv Bliss Jonas '46, to 
Worthen Dale, Harvard M 
School '47. , , _ , 

Mary Govt Griswold '40, to Fred- 
erick W. Koehler, ex-captain Army 
Air Corps. Therl C ollege '4G. 

Sorry, Wellesley Pops 
Tickets All Sold Out 

Tickets for Wellesley Night at 
the Boston Pops Symphony have 
been sold out for a week accord- 
ing to Mrs. Lawrence Smith, 
treasurer. Tables were gone 
early in the month, while the 
few remaining balcony seats 
were sold during the first day 
after spring vacation. 

The Wellesley College Choir 
will be featured in the program, 
the first half of which will be a 
regular pops concert. Proceeds 
from the student aid benefit may 
exceed the more than $1000 col- 
lected through Wellesley Night 
last year. 

The concert is scheduled for 
Symphony Hall Sunday, May 5, 
8:30 p.m.. Mrs. Gorden Daly is 
the chairman. 


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Dietician Plans Seniors Will Swing at Final Fling 
To Publicize In Romantic Atmosphere at Alum 
■Food Program 

"Are we sure the food we've 
saved is getting over there?" is 
a question Mrs. T. R. Covey, col- 
lege dietitian, often hears. To 
keep Wellesley informed of its 
part in the Famine Emergency 
Committee's program to hem 
feed the starving people of the 
world, Mrs. Covey has planned 
a program of information. 

A bulletin board opposite the 
:ndex board will carry newspaper 
dippings and official reports of 
UNRRA pertaining to the food 
problem. Olga Mindlin "47 will 
work with Mrs. Covey in sorting 
the available material. 

A shelf near the fireside alcove 
in the library has been devoted 
to informative material on the 
program. Besides books, clip- 
pings, and UNRRA's Monthly 
Review, a copy of the Potsdam 
Declaration, the report of the Di- 
rector General of UNRRA to the 
Council, and a report of the Oc- 
tober session of the Food and 
Agricultural Organization of the 
U.N. have been placed there for 
the convenience of the students. 

In answer to a letter from 
Mrs. Covey, Secretary of Agricul- 
ture, Clinton P. Anderson writes: 
"The interest shown by Welle- 
sley students in the Famine Em- 
ergency Committee's program to 
help feed the hungry people of 
the world is most encouraging, 
and we hope that their enthusi- 
asm can be continued through- 
out the emergency." 

U.S. Must Help Rebuild 
Japan as World Nation 

Members of the Senior Prom Committee are, left to right: Jean 
Quick, Pat Zipprodt, Liz Reinhardt, and Laurie Cutler 

"No Charlie Spivak," sighed 
Pat Zipprodt, '46, chairman of 
the Senior Prom, "but I will say 
that we left no stone unturned 
in trying to get him." Instead, 
the music of Georges Trudeau 
will create the "romantic atmos- 
phere," which Pat says is the 
theme of the prom, when the sen- 
iors have their last fling Satur- 
day, April 27 in Alumnae Hall 
at 8 p.m. 

As a break in the old tradi- 
tion there will be no grand 
march, but there will be a prom 
dinner beforehand in Tower. Be- 
sides the entertainment, which 
will include songs by Dot Rose 
'48, dancing on the terrace and 
open society houses afterwards 
will be two of the features of 
the evening. Speaking of the 
decorations, Pat remarked, "We 
thought at first we'd have some- 


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thing gay and elaborate but 
we've decided just to fit it more 
or less to Alum." 

Helping Pat with prom plans 
are Doris Schwannhausser, gen- 
eral arrangements; Jean Quick, 
orchestra; Camilla Lowman, 
programs and decorations; Eliz- 
abeth Rinehardt, prom maids 
and dinner; Laurie Cutler, en- 
tertainment; Betty Langheck, 
refreshments, and Carol South- 
worth, treasurer. 

Patrons and patronesses are: 
Mr. and Mrs. Schwarz, Mr. and 
Mrs. Lehman, Mr. and Mrs. Har- 
mg, Commander and Mrs. Smith, 
Mr. and Mrs. Kluckholm, Mrs. 
Beggs and Miss Roche. 
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Window to the World - 

(Continued from Page 1) 

20; Mr. Henrik de Kauffman, the 
Danish Minister, who spoke on 
"The World Today and Tomor- 
row" March 28; and Mrs. Horton 
who reported on her recent trip 
to Japan, April 2. The Wellesley 
UNIO project was the first to be 
undertaken at a college, and it 
is hoped by those who worked on 
it that other colleges will initiate 
similar projects. 

"If we do not help to reestab- 
lish Japan as a self-respecting 
nation, we run a very real risk 
of degrading ourselves as we 
hold her in degradation," warned 
President Horton in a report on 
her recent trip to Japan at an 
all-college meeting sponsored by 
the Mayling Soong Foundation 
April 2 in Alumnae Hall. 

"It was my opinion," she as- 
serted, "that Japan is badly de- 
moralized politically and econom- 
ically according to any stand- 
ards we would accept. Her ed- 
ucational system is badly upset 
by the demands of war, and now 
of defeat." 

Mrs. Horton stressed the urg- 
ent need for civilian teachers and 
workers acquainted with Ameri- 
can culture who will be willing 
to go to Japan, work hard, and 
stay long enough to make a 
real contribution. During the 
war the people of Japan have not 
known all that has been happen- 
ing in the world. It is import- 
ant that we exert pressure to 

open her Western contacts, to 
welcome her- visitors here, and 
to restrain poor representatives 
of United States culture from in- 
sisting on going there and "us- 
ing Japan as a laboratory for 
experiment on their ideas." 

Mi's. Frederick B. Atkinson, 
Chairman of the Mayling Soong 
Foundation presided at the meet- 
ing. She read a telegram from 
Madame Chiang stating her 
pride and gratification in the 
Foundation for its work in des- 
seminating accurate and un- 
prejudiced information regarding 
Far Eastern countries. "I have 
full confidence that it will con- 
tinue to reach towards the high 
ideal of world peace and good 
will." the telegram said. 

Plans for an Institute on Prob- 
lems of American Policy in the 
Pacific to be held at Wellesley 
on October 1012, 1046 were an- 
nounced by Miss M. Margaret 
Ball, Associate Professor of Po- 
litical Science and new chairman 
of the program committe of the 


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erlne L. Burke, Instructor in Physics. 
(Department of Physics). *7:10 p.m., 
Chapel Steps. Step Singing. "7 :30- 
!»:00 p.m., College Library, Brooks 
Room. Exhibition of Mathematics 
Books. (Department of Mathematics.) 

Wednesday, May 1: May Day: 
"7:15 a.m., Senior Hoop Rolling. '7:30 
a.m., Award to Winner. »7 :35 a.m., 
Procession forms for Chapel. *8 .00 
a.m., Chapel. Leader. Mrs. Horton. 
•8 :15 a.m.. Formation of Numerals 
and Designs by the Class of 1948. 
♦4:00 p.m.. Tau Zeta Epsilon House. 
Tea and Panel Discussion: "Careers 
In Economics." Members of the panel 
will be recent graduates of the Col- 
lege who were economics majors. (De- 
partment of Economics and Placement 
Office). «7 :30 p.m., Pendleton Hall. 
Lecture: "Metaphysics of Education," 
by Professor Robert Ulich, Harvard 
School of Education, (Department of 

Thursday, May 2: '8:15 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader, Sarah S. BInford. '4G. 
3:40 p.m., Billings Hall. Meeting of 
the Class of 1049. -4 :30 p.m.. Hay 
Outdoor Theatre. Scenes from Sopho- 
cles' Antigone. In case of rain this 
will be held In Alumnae Hall. (De- 
partment of Greek, Theatre Work- 
shop, and Classical Club). *7:00-7:30 
p.m., Claflln. Spanish songs. 

Frldny, May 3: »8 :15 a.m., Chapel. 
Leader, Mrs. Horton. 

Saturday, May 1: »8:15 a.m., Chap- 
el. Leader, Mr. Denbe.iux. S :00 
P.m.. Alumnae Hall. Junior Prom- 


•Wellesley College Art Museum. 
Through April 30. Exhibition of 
shells and their relation to the arts. 
Beginning May 4. Modern Mexican 
Painting, sponsored by the Depart- 
ments of Art and Spanish. 

Thursday, April 23: *8 .15 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader: Marie E. Bransfleld, 
'46. 3:40 p.m. Alumnae Hall. Room 
Drawing for the Class of 1948. 3:40 
p.m. Pentleton Hall. Meeting of the 
Class of 1949. *7:00-7:30 p.m. Claflln 
Spanish Songs. 

Friday, April 2C: «S :15 a.m. Chapel. 
Leader: Miss Helen T. Jones. "8:00 
p.m. Alumnae Hall. Festival of Poetry. 
The Verse Speaking Choir and the fol- 
lowing poets : Morris Bishop, John 
Holmes, David McCord. (Department 
of Speech.) 

Saturday, April 27: *S:15 a.m. Chap- 
el. Leader: Miss Lindsay. 8:00 p.m. 
Alumnae Hall. Senior Promenade. 

Sunday, April 28: *11 :00 a.m. Mem- 
orial Chapel. Preacher, Dr. Carl H. 
Kopf, Mount Vernon Church, Boston. 
•4:00 p.m. Billings Hall. Recital by 
students of violin and "cello. Composi- 
tions by Corelll, Nardlni, Beethoven, 
Saint-Saens and Faure. (Department 
of Music.) 

Monday, April 20: *8 :15 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader, Mrs. Horton. '4 :40 
p.m., Pendleton Hall. Lecture : "Llt- 
terature francalse d'aujourd'hui," by 
M. Albert Camus, novelist, play- 
wright and journalist. (Department 
of French). *7:30 p.m., Pendleton 
Hall. Lecture: The Rhythm of Revo- 
lutions," by Dr. Eugen Rosenstock- 
Huessy, Professor of Social Phlloso- 
phv. Dartmouth College. (Department 
of History). *7:30 p.m., Agora House. 
Meeting of Christian Association Re- 
construction Group. Emily Fenster- 
wald, '47, will speak on her work with 
negroes at Fiske University in Ten- 

Tuesday, April 30: »8:15 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader. Miss Fales. 4:40 
p.m., Pendleton Hall. Lecture: "Fun- 
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Merman's Back 
As Annie Oakley 
In Gay Musical 

Critic, Carolyn G. Heilbrun 'lft 
"Annie Get Your Gun" reminds 
us that Ethel Merman has been 
absent from the stage too long. 
She certainly would leave any 
seeker after refinement and cul- 
ture miserably unsatisfied to un- 
derstate the matter— but her en- 
forced clumsiness, her superb 
sense of timing, and her not pre- 
cisely dulcet voice make a very 
lively evening out of this new 
show, now on its way to New 

Produced by Rodgers and 
Hammerstein, who have indis- 
putably left their mark on this 
decade's musical comedy, "Annie 
Get Your Gun" deals with the 
nostalgic, colorful good-old-days 
when men were men, and wom- 
en — by a coincidence then less 
remarkable — were women. The 
music and lyrics are by Irving 
Berlin, who, in this instance, has 
definitely not produced another 
"Easter Parade," but has con- 
tributed some quite singable mu- 
sic. A good deal of it is just Miss 
Merman'3 style, which means 
you will have to see the show to 
hear the lyrics: they won't be on 
the radio. Two of them in the 
first act, "Doin' What Comes Na- 
turally," and "You Can't Get a 
Man with a Gun" are quite de- 
lightful, the first being a clever 
piece of dirt and the second gen- 
uinely funny. Some of the oth- 
ers — which were just plain ro- 
mantic tunes — have a good 
chance to become popular. 

One has the feeling, during the 
musical, that Herbert and Doro- 
thy Fields who wrote the book 
got rather bogged down here 
and there and tried to pull them- 
selves up by their own boot- 
straps. There are various ver- 
sions of the same jokes that ap- 
peared in "The Doughgirls," an- 
other comical endeavor produced 
by these two who were probably 
even then shuffling through old 
joke books. But though there is 
a bit too much talking, the show 
manages to keep moving right 
along thanks not only to Miss 
Merman, but to a truly able sup- 
porting cast headed by Ray Mid- 
dleton, with whom Annie, quite 
understandably, falls in love at 
first sight. He is at least six feet 
six in his high Western boots, 
and sings as though he was 
snatched from the New York 
production of "Oklahoma!" which 
he wasn't, v- 
The story which, unlike that 
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Olivier Film 
King Henry V 

Production Adds Scope to 
Shakespeare in Technique 

Critic, Jean Lamb 'Jfl 

Laurence Olivier's production 
of King Henry V is certainly one 
of the best films to be shown 
here in recent years. The camera 
of course gives a far greater 
scope in interpretation than is 
possible on the stage, and the 
cinematographic advantages are 
employed to the fullest extent 
without destroying the Shakes- 
pearean original. One of the mer- 
its of the picture is that Olivier, 
with commendable modesty, lets 
Shakespeare speak for himself, 
without rewriting the dialogue 
as is so frequently done in stage 
versions. Except for cutting a 
few scenes, the script is just as 
the author left it; and the in- 
terpretation is in other respects 
so imaginative and sympathetic 
that one feels that Shakespeare 
would have approved completely. 

The introduction of the story 
is particularly unusual. A view 
of Shakespeare's London is 
shown, with the camera finally 
concentrating on the famous 
Globe Theatre. The sixteenth 
century audience is seen assem- 
bling, and the play begins with 
the actors in the Elizabethan cos- 
tumes upon the narow stage of 
the theatre. Then with the prepa- 
ration of Shakespeare's own 
amazingly adaptable words, the 
scene shifts to Southampton and 
the actors are found in the four- 
teenth century dress. The story 
concerns King Henry's invasion 
of France, with a pro-British ac- 
count of the decisive battle of 
Agincourt, and concludes with 
Henry's courtship of the French 
Princess Katherine. 

The technicolor photography is 
especially lovely in this film, giv- 
ing the impression of a four- 
teenth century manuscript illus- 
tration. The colors are light and 
charming, with little richness or 

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himself of some of the evil ef- 
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their death when they purpose 
their services." Still they cannot 
kill in battle with a clear con- 
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pacifism as a Christian duty is 
suggested, and answered by the 
unanimous action of the soldiers 
in supporting their king; yet the 
problem is not actually settled 
in the play. The film is on all ac- 
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King Henry V, interpreting, yet 
not attempting to solve, as 
Shakespeare did not, the terrible 
questions brought by war. 

"Wasteland" Is 
New View of 
Race Prejudice 

Critic, Susan Kuehn 'lft 
In an age when a healthy per- 
centage of new books are direct- 
ed against prejudice of some 
sort, one has to be excellent in 
order to be noticed. Jo Sinclair, 
author of Wasteland, not only ac- 
complished this, but won the 
1946 Harper Prize as well. Her 
study of Jake Braunowitz, who 
tries to lose his identity and 
background as John Brown, pres- 
ents a problem and works out a 
probable, and blessedly hopeful, 

Realism, according to the ma- 
jority of twentieth century critics 
and writers, must be stark. The 
forceful book usually ends with 
the dull ache of mediocre man's 
perpetual frustration. The reader 
is, perhaps, more likely to re- 
member the pain and even horror 
that comes with the ugly side of 
life than he is the beautiful. 
Even the beauty in life may be- 
come tinged with a penetrating 
mood of uselessness, and the 
beauty may become a poor, use- 
less thing, without hope of any 
proximity to perfection. The 
hopeful book, on the other hand, 
is accused of being overly optim- 
istic, unreal and too "slick." Miss 
Sinclair has another conception 
of realism, and one that we must 
welcome today if we want to see 
man as a capable being. Her 
characters, who come from a 
Russian-Jewish family where the 
mother and father hate each 
other, indicates defeat at the 
beginning. Yet Miss Sinclair 
builds a victory out of the rubble, 
and her actual conclusion is not 
only triumphant but very prob- 

John Brown is a newspaper 
photographer, without confi- 
dence even in his pictures, and 
he goes to a psychiatrist. 
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Pat Peare '47, and Jean Phil- 
brick '47, winners of the Welles- 
ley Interdomitory Bridge Tour- 
nament, will go to New York, 
Friday and Saturday, April 26 
and 27, for the playoff between 
winners of sixteen other colleges 
to decide the Intercollegiate 
Bridge Championship. 

The two girls were chosen in 
the final round of the college 
tournament on March 25. be- 
twoon pairs from Cazenove, 
Eliot, Pomeroy, and Claflin. Miss 
Agnes Reagan, college librarian 
and offiical game captain, acted 
as umpire for the final duplicate 

The Intercollegiate Tourna- 
ment will be held in the Rltz- 
Carlton Hotel. The contestants 
represent six eastern woman's 
colleges, nine men's colleges, and 
the Kansas intercollegiate win- 

The Wellesley tournament was 
conducted by Margarette Craig, 
'46, head of the Student Enter- 
tainment Committee, and in the 
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Annie Get Your Gun • 

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of most musicals, is actually an 
integral part of the production, 
is about Buffalo Bill Western 
shows, and Annie Oakley, who 
could "shoot the fuzz off'n a 
peach." There is a wonderful In- 
dian Chief, and a little brother 
of Annie's who differs from most 
stage children in being quite de- 
lightful, though he does seem a 
little young to be up so late. In 
addition to a plot, this musical 
has a theme, nothing profound 
of course, but a theme: If you 
want to get a man, don't show 
him you can do anything better 
than he can. 

"Annie Get Your Gun" isn't 
really a startling show except 
for the work of Miss Merman, 
and compared to "Carousel" and 
"Oklahoma;'' with which every- 
thing is inevitably compared, it 
is not very unusual. However, it 
is reasonably safe to prophesy 
that it will be a hit, and that 
when you go to New York, you 
see it. 


The "Bunny Hop," first all- 
Freshmen dance for the class of 
'49, took place April 20 in Alum- 
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headed by Jane Quineen, engag- 
ed Hal Reeves' orchestra, and 
Mary Ellen Dandy, chairman of 
the dance, proclaimed the eve- 
ning a great success. 

Because the dance took place 
Easter week-end, the decoration 
committee, headed by Nancy 
Evans, carried out the Bunny 
Hop theme by placing pairs of 
large painted bunnies on the 
wall behind the orchestra and at 
the far end of the Hall. Other, 
smaller bunnies were pasted on 
the pillars, and the bandstand 
was decorated with large beav- 
erboard Easter eggs. One hun- 
dred and fifty balloons covered 
the ceilings, and tables were 
placed along the wall and on the 
terrace. Cookies and punch were 
served by the refreshment com- 
mittee, managed by Carlo Win- 
sor and Cinny Smith. 

Freshmen were received by 
Mr. and Mrs. Kirby-Miller, class 
president Barbara Barnes, Mary 
Ellen Dandy, and their dates. 
Tickets were taken up by the 
floor committee, headed by 
Woody Wiley. 

Following the dance, Elms 
house served a buffet supper, 
and open houses were held in 
several of the dormitories. Judy 
Wolpert handled the publicity 
committee, while Joan Danner 
was in charge of invitations. 

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Clarence H. Haring, professor 
of Latin American history and 
economics at Harvard, spoke on 
"Politics in Argentina" April 
23, at Pendelton Hall in a lecture 
sponsored by the Departments of 
History, Political Science, Span- 
ish. Sociology and the College 
Lecture Committee. 

Author of several books on 
Latin America, Professor Har- 
ing has spent many years there 
as well as making an intensive 
study of the idealogy of such 
countries. He is particularly in- 
terested in the Latin American 
point of view concerning Ameri- 
cans. Mr. Haring wrote his Ph. 
D. thesis on commercial relations 
of Spanish America, and has al- 
so published "Argentina and the 
United States" for the World 
Peace Foundation, "South Ameri- 
can Progress," and "South Amer- 
ica Looks at the United States." 

Chairman of the Department 
of History at Bryn Mawr before 
going to Yale as professor of 
Latin American history, Mr. 
Haring is now teaching at Har- 
vard. He has also served on 
many official commissions con- 
cerned with Latin American prob- 

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Wasteland - 

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Through a series of interviews 
with this anonymous man, John 
reveals his complex inner con- 
fusion, and all the shame comes 
out. He is ashamed of himself 
and of his revulsion for his 
family and the resultant feeling 
of guilt, of his refusal to admit Jewish heritage, and of his 
inability to confide in anyone but 
his sister Debby, whom he is 
afraid must be "queer." All this 
mental turmoil seems, at first, to 
be insurmountable. The way Miss 
Sinclair pulls down the barriers 
to reveal John and his family to 
himself is masterful. 

Most of the time Miss Sinclair 
manages to bring her readers so 
close to the characters them- 
selves that they seem real people, 
yet sometimes she fails. The psy- 
chiatrist becomes more of a de- 
vice than a person. 

Debby, very probably Miss 
Sinclair herself, motivates the 
book; yet, oddly enough, she 
seems the least realistic char- 
acter. Even when she reveals, at 

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the end, that she is not complete- 
ly cured of her own insecure feel- 
ing, one does not feel close to her. 
It cannot be denied that the 
portrayal seems overdramatic at 
times, but most of this is neces- 
sary; it conveys the initial sense 
of defeat which pervades the sit- 
uation. From this defeat, Jo Sin- 
clair manages to build hope, and 
in doing so, she renews not only 
Jake's faith in man but the read- 
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